I lend my support to the cabinet secretary’s amendments 61 and 126. However, I will speak briefly against Daniel Johnson’s amendments 2 and 128. As Liam McArthur does, I think that there are positive intentions behind them, but the bill is the wrong place for them. A lot of work has already been done on the subject, as we heard in evidence to the Justice Committee. There is good work on...
I was just finishing my speech, but I will take the intervention.
In that hypothetical situation, my understanding is that the obligation would rest with the local authority that the person came from, unless, while they were in custody, arrangements were made for them to move elsewhere. That makes exactly my point: such arrangements are made every day and services are in place to do that. As I said earlier, the intentions behind amendments 2 and 128 are...
Scottish National Party MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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